Managing employees: Ill or injured training (Ballina)

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Ramada Hotel and Suites Ballina

2 Martin St

Ballina, NSW 2478


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Date: Thursday, 8th November 2018

Location: Ramada Hotel and Suites Ballina, 2 Martin St, Ballina NSW 2478

Time/Duration: 10.45am – 3:30pm

Suited for: Senior HR executives, HR Managers, Business Owners, People and Culture Managers, Directors, HR Business partners and anyone responsible for managing employees.

Presenter: Kate Thomson, Senior Associate, Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors (ABLA)

Course Overview

Managing employees who suffer from an illness, injury or mental ill-health can be complex and one of the most challenging areas of human resources management. Employers have a legal obligation and duty of care to each employee but it's not a 'one-size-fits all' scenario. Managers need to be trained to adjust and tailor the approach, depending on each individual case.

Join this half-day training course that will update you on latest legislative obligations and provide practical tools you can implement immediately.

Using case examples and theory, this training course will cover:

  • understanding the legal framework

  • risks of getting it wrong

  • the fundamental rules

  • workers compensation and when it applies

  • managing excessive absenteeism

  • return to work plans

Places are limited to allow the group time to discuss case studies and scenarios. Don't miss you place - book your seat today.

10:45 am - Registration
11:00 am - Training commences
3:30 pm - Training concludes

Light lunch and morning tea included. Please notify the organiser of any dietary requirements before the day.

About the trainer

kate thomson

Kate Thomson
Senior Associate
Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors (ABLA)

Kate is a specialist employment and industrial relations lawyer skilled in providing targeted, timely and relevant advice to clients managing workforces from small to large. She is also experienced in work health and safety matters including investigations and prosecutions.

Where conflict cannot be resolved at the workplace level, Kate is experienced in representing employers in relation to unfair dismissal claims, general protections claims and notifications of dispute in the relevant tribunal.

Kate’s attention to detail and critical approach to document review provides employers with insight into areas of risk posed by contracts of employment and other industrial instruments, coupled with proactive and pragmatic remedial suggestions. Her advisory experience extends to preparation of employment contracts (both Award and Non-Award), facilitation and oversight of workplace investigations and management of executive recruitment and terminations.

Prior to joining private practice she worked as an Industrial Advocate for the Australian Workers’ Union (Newcastle, Central Coast & Northern Regions Branch). Her experience in enterprise bargaining includes reviewing enterprise agreements and providing advice on drafting, bargaining, the formal steps for approval of an agreement and appearing at the Fair Work Commission in relation to disputes over the approval of agreements. Having done this work from both an employer and employee perspective gives her a unique understanding of issues which are likely to be problematic, those likely to cause industrial turmoil and how to get bargaining back on track.

Based in the firm’s Newcastle office, Kate’s clients have included government entities, listed companies and small to medium enterprises. They represent a broad range of industry sectors including mining and resources, education, manufacturing and civil construction. She is a regular author and presenter on a range of employment and work health and safety related topics.

Kate is an involved member of the Industrial Relations Society of NSW (Newcastle Branch) and also has been an active supporter of the Hunter Community Legal Centre providing her services on a pro bono basis.


What's included in the price?

All training course material, refreshments and light lunch are included.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact Tori Smith: 02 9458 7384 or tori.smith@ablawyers.com.au

What's the refund policy?

Participants will receive a full refund if they cancel at least seven (7) business days prior to the scheduled event. However, if participants cancel less than seven (7) business days before the event, no refund will be made. The place can be transfered to another member of the paid organisation. No-shows or cancellations after seven days will receive the course training material and supporting documents. If there are insufficient participants, we reserve the right to cancel the event and participants will be transferred to another module of equal value or receive a full refund at their election. We will give three business days’ notice of any such cancellation.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, you will also be required to provide your proof of Identification.

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